Kidde Company Fire Extinguishers

Joy Montgomery
November 3, 2017

In addition, the CPSC says the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

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The recalled extinguishers were sold at The Home Depot, Sears, Menards, Montgomery Ward, Amazon, and other hardware stores and websites nationwide.

There has been at least one death as a result of the faulty fire safety tools: first responders "could not get the recalled Kidde fire extinguishers to work" in a 2014 auto fire, according to a news release.

The recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: Plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.

Today a massive fire extinguisher recall occurred.

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According to Kidde, emergency responders couldn't get the recalled extinguisher to work.

"You're better off to have no fire extinguisher than a defective fire extinguisher", said former California chief fire marshal James McMullen. Canada is also recalling nearly 3 million additional extinguishers.

The company also makes smoke detectors and other fire safety products.

Customers are urged to contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on returning the recalled unit. Or you can call the company at (855) 271-0773. Please supply the model number, year of manufacture, the unit's date code and serial number. The new extinguishers contain metal parts instead of plastic.

It includes models that were previously recalled in March of 2009 and February of 2015, the CPSC said.

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